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Leicester’s joy ride reaches respectable end and now it is time to take stock

Leicester fans before the match

Where on earth do Leicester City go from here? The European adventure is over and their supporters have just a few more weeks to sing “Champions of England, we know what we are”. Life then goes back to normal for a club who have been living the dream for the past 12 months. Except no one at Leicester is willing to accept normality any more. “Now we’ve had a taste of it, we want more,” Danny Drinkwater said.

Leicester ready to chase Atlético Madrid and a place in Champions League semis

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater during training

To put into perspective the size of the task facing Leicester City, Atlético Madrid have eliminated Bayern Munich, Barcelona (twice), Chelsea, Milan, Bayer Leverkusen (twice) and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League across the past three years. Diego Simeone’s team have reached two finals since 2014 and the only club to have got the better of them outside of the group stage during that period is Real Madrid.

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